Labeo seeberi Gilchrist & Thompson, 1911
Clanwilliam sandfish
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  35.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 269.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: within the drainage basin of the Olifants River, Limpopo system, Transvaal, South Africa. Labeo seeberi is apparently no longer found at the type locality, due to the effects of exotic fish introductions.
Biology:  Lives in the mainstream and larger tributaries, favors pools and deep runs of the river. Feeds on algae, detritus and small invertebrates by grazing off rocks as well as grubbing in soft sediments. In the clear water of the Olifants this species is frequently observed as silvery flashes as it rolls and twists when feeding. Migrates upstream in masses during spring and summer for breeding (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 07 December 2016 (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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